Craig Stone

Senior Counsel, IP at Phillips 66 Company

Craig Stone is senior counsel, intellectual property at Phillips 66 Company. He counsels a wide range of business units across the company, including corporate communications, information technology, human resources, procurement, lubricants, technology and global marketing. Mr Stone has practised in the IP field for more than 15 years. His practice focuses on all aspects of brand protection and other IP-related areas, including licensing, enforcement, social media, software development, data privacy, cybersecurity and patent litigation.

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of midstream, chemicals, refining and marketing and specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners – the company’s master limited partnership – is an integral asset in the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,300 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 is a Fortune 25 company (ranked number 23 in 2019). The company markets its consumer-facing products under the brands Phillips 66, CONOCO, 76, JET, Red Line, Phillips 66 Wings and Kendall.

Mr Stone is serving a three-year term on the Council for the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Texas, following his role as chair of the Trademarks Committee. In 2015 the Phillips 66 legal brand team was named the North American Team of the Year by World Trademark Review. The Houston Business Journal named Mr Stone the ‘Up and Comer’ of the Year in 2015 for its Best Corporate Counsel Awards. In 2014 he was a ‘40 Under 40’ award recipient and was recognised as a top professional in the Houston business community. Managing Intellectual Property has named Mr Stone a Corporate IP Star (2015-2017).

Professional associations

  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • INTA
  • State Bar of Texas


  • Food/beverage
  • Industrial goods
  • Internet/online
  • Oil/gas
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Technology

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Phillips 66 Company
United States

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